Sears fired up the ‘ole email server this morning to let all of us Craftsman Club members know about their “new” 7-1/4″ 15 amp circular saw. I put the finger-made quotes around the word “new” because I can’t see how it’s much different than the other saws they offer — or those of their numerous competitors. Of course, it does have a “dual bulb LED worklight.”
Fun aside, here’s the lowdown: it features a “100% permanently lubricated ball bearing motor” that spins at a no-load 5,200 rpm, a user-switchable single laser pointing down the cut path, and a magnesium blade guard. It’ll cut up to 2-3/8″ deep at the 90-degree shoe setting and a bevel of 1-13/16″ at 45-degrees. The shoe adjusts all the way to 56-degrees with a positive stop at 45.
And it’s $100. A good deal? You decide.